James Stephens GAA

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James Stephens
Séamus Stiopháin
Founded: 1887
County: Kilkenny
Nickname: The Village
Club colours: Red and Green
Grounds: Larchfield, Kilkenny
Coordinates: 52°38′34.72″N 7°14′40.30″W / 52.6429778°N 7.2445278°W / 52.6429778; -7.2445278Coordinates: 52°38′34.72″N 7°14′40.30″W / 52.6429778°N 7.2445278°W / 52.6429778; -7.2445278
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Leinster
champions
Kilkenny
champions
Football : - - 8
Hurling : 3 4 9

James Stephens is a Gaelic Athletic Association club located in Kilkenny, Ireland. The club was founded in 1887 and has enjoyed equal success in both hurling and Gaelic football.

History[edit]

James Stephens was founded in 1887 as a hurling club. The club is named after James Stephens, founding member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood and took part in its first championship in 1888. The club was founded in the area of Patrick Street in Kilkenny city, an area locally known as 'the Village.' The James Stephens colours of red and green were adopted as a result of the purchase of a set of jerseys from Erin's Own at a price of 30 shillings. The club's GAA grounds are currently located in Larchfield, Kilkenny and are currently being looked after by player/caretaker Ian Hayes. A recent development was the launching of a new under17 football tournament in honour of county minor hero Paul Lynch. A huge loss to the club was when Peter Butler resigned, some say this is why the minor hurling team had no success, his return was marked by the team winning the football final, a true club hero.

The club recently celebrated its 125 year anniversary with a book entitled ‘From the Arch to the Pump, James Stepehns GAA club 1887-2012’ written by Tommy Lanigan.[1]

Hurling[edit]

Honours[edit]

Famous Hurlers[edit]

This is a list of notable hurlers who have played for James Stephens. Generally, this means players that have enjoyed much success with the club or have played for the Kilkenny senior hurling team.

Player Era Club titles
All-Ireland Leinster County
Peter Blanchfield 1930s-1940s 1935, 1937
Ned Byrne 1960s-1970s 1969
Brian Cody 1970s-1980s 1976, 1982 1975, 1981 1975, 1976, 1981
Donnacha Cody 2000s 2005 2004, 2005 2004, 2005, 2011
Mick Crotty 1960s-1980s 1976, 1982 1975, 1981 1969, 1975, 1976, 1981
Joe Hennessy 1960s-1980s 1976, 1982 1975, 1981 1975, 1976, 1981
Eoin Larkin 2000s 2005 2004, 2005 2004, 2005, 2011
Paddy Larkin 1930s-1940s 1935, 1937
Phil 'Fan' Larkin 1960s-1980s 1976, 1982 1975, 1981 1969, 1975, 1976, 1981
Philly Larkin 1990s-2000s 2005 2004, 2005 2004, 2005, 2011
Tom McCormack 1970s-1980s 1976, 1982 1975, 1981 1975, 1976, 1981
Brian McEvoy 1990s-2000s 2005 2004, 2005 2004, 2005
Liam 'Chunky' O'Brien 1960s-1980s 1976, 1982 1975, 1981 1969, 1975, 1976, 1981

Football[edit]

Honours[edit]

  • Kilkenny Senior Football Championships: 8
    • 1976, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2003, 2008
  • Kilkenny Minor Football Championships: 11
    • 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2011, 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Village - Tommy pens the full story". The Kilkenny People. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 

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